Sunday, April 26, 2009

How to Avoid Irradiated Food (and stay healthy)

Incredible but true. Food irradiation is hazardess to your health. If you love you body and you love your family, read this entire article and Dr. Mercola’s comments. We have to stand up and be counted NOW. Choose to shop in stores that forbid such horrendous defiling of our food. If we do not stop these forces of darkness soon, we will not survive as a race. Perhaps we should give this planet back to the Dolphins and Whales. They are much better custodians of the planet than we are. In the meantime:

How to Avoid Irradiated Food---from Dr. Mercola’s website. Please go read this entire article and protect your health from one of the worst offenders:

“Fortunately, the FDA currently requires that irradiated foods include labeling with the statement "treated with radiation" or "treated by irradiation" and the international symbol for irradiation, the radura:

• An FDA report from1968 found significant adverse effects produced in animals fed irradiated food, including:
o A decrease of 21 percent in surviving weaned rats
o A 32 percent decrease in surviving progeny of dogs
o Dogs weighing 11 percent less than animals on the control diets
o Carcinomas of the pituitary gland, a particularly disturbing finding since this is an extremely rare type of malignant tumor

• A 1959 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that “a significant number of rats consuming irradiated beef died from internal hemorrhage within 46 days.”

• In 1981, a study in Mutation Research found that “freshly irradiated diets produced elevated levels of early deaths in [mice fetuses]... The increase in early deaths would suggest that the diet when irradiated has some mutagenic potential."

• In 1969, a study in Radiation Research found “considerable amounts of radioactivity were present in the liver, kidney, stomach, gastrointestinal tract, and blood serum of rats fed irradiated sucrose solutions. Radioactivity was present in urine and feces samples.”

• In 2000, a study in Food Irradiation concluded that "an increase in concentration of a mutagen in food by irradiation will increase the incidence of cancer. It will take four to six decades to demonstrate a statistically significant increase in cancer due to mutagens introduced into food by irradiation. When food irradiation is finally prohibited, several decades worth of people with increased cancer incidence will be in the pipeline."”